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Police attend four suspected poaching incidents after calls from vigilant residents

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The calls follow the launch of a high-impact campaign urging residents in rural areas to report all such incidents to the police. In the early hours of Tuesday 11 August, a farmer challenged a group of men with dogs in a Vauxhall Zafira, suspected of poaching on land near South Otterington, Northallerton. The suspects made […]

Stolen quad bike tracked and recovered in late-night police pursuit

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At about 2.15am on Saturday 8 August 2020, a farmer near Appleton Wiske, north of Northallerton, called North Yorkshire Police on 999. He had just been notified by a vehicle tracking company that his quad bike had been stolen and was on the move. Force Control Room staff immediately contacted the tracking company, and were […]

Suspected poachers sent packing from Richmondshire

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At about 9am on Saturday 1 August 2020, members of a North Yorkshire Police Rural Watch group contacted their local police officer, after seeing a suspicious vehicle on land near Newton Morrell. Officers responded and, about an hour later, located the vehicle, and two men with dogs, near Barton. They were spoken to, and sent […]